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Creamy Chickpeas, Kale and Andouille Sausage Soup

March 08, 2018

Creamy Chickpeas, Kale and Andouille Sausage Soup

A good recipe for soup always starts with the right ingredients. Soup is one of the easiest meal anyone can make. These days there are so many condiments that all you need to do is add your ingredients, seasoning, and liquid and let the mixture boil. Within a few minutes, you end up with a full meal.

Quick meals are a favorite of everyone. Our culinary arsenal will transform your favorite recipes. We are not kidding at Caribbean Green Living.

My Condiments will revolutionalize the way you cook. Do you have a jar in your pantry or your refrigerator? 

A teaspoon of, for example, Hot and Spicy Mango with Herbs Blend added to Chickpeas, Kale and Andouille Sausage Soup is the perfect combination. The thick, rich flavor of the spices and the hot peppers are never overpowering. The "zing" taste as we call it in our kitchen gives the soup an extraordinary and delicious flavor.

As a must condiment in your pantry, Hot and Spicy Mango with Herbs Blend may have a fruity taste, but it packs tons of flavor. It is not necessary to add the hot sauce only to meat, poultry or seafood; soup counts as well.

An easy trick to incorporate the hot sauce into your cooking routine is to cook it with the ingredients. Whether you are pan frying your vegetables first, the hot sauce acts as a seasoning. You can also add it to the last few cooking minutes to elevate the taste of all the ingredients. Don't worry if you have to add the hot sauce to your bowl only. Your dinner companions will envy you.

How to make Chickpeas, Kale and Andouille Sausage Soup

First, the chickpeas are slow cooked in a crockpot with enduie (a Haitian spicy and cured meat), shallots and garlic. After the andouille and kale are cooked, half of the beans mixture is added to the pot. The other half of the beans mixture is pureed. The beans puree will create a smooth and appetizing soup.

This recipe is for a hearty soup, made with andouille sausage, cooked chickpeas, and chopped kale, along with flavors of the Caribbean.

This soup makes a delicious meal with toasted or warm bread.

 

Serve: 4-6; Prep Time: 4 hr, 20 min; Cook Time: 3 hr, 45 min; Total Time: 8 hr, 50 min

Ingredients

1 cup dried Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) (1 cup of dried chickpeas will make about 3 cups of cooked chickpeas)
2 tablespoons Enduie or one smoked or cured meat (bacon or other types of meat is fine)
2 Garlic Cloves
1 larger Shallots, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
16 oz, andouille sausages, sliced
3 handfuls kale, chopped
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter
1 - 2 tablespoons low sodium chicken bouillon powder
½ teaspoon Hot and Spicy Mango with Herbs Blend
Salt to taste

Instructions

Rinse and drain chickpeas in cold water. Pick out any stones and dark brown chickpeas. Rinse and place in a large bowl with 4 cups of water. Let soak for about 4 hours or longer.
Drain water, put drained chickpeas into your crock pot. Add water 4 cups of water, enduie, smoked or cured meat, and shallots.
Cook on High for 2-3 hours or until soft. Remove 4 ladles of peas + cooking liquid and puree in your blender. (add whole cooked garlic to a blender to blend also). Set aside.
In a dutch oven or a heavy bottom pot, heat oil. Add sausages and let fry for about 2 - 4 minutes while making sure they do not burn.
Add kale and stir to combine.
Add cooked chickpeas and bring to a boil. Add heavy cream and pureed chickpeas and continue to boil.
Add unsalted butter, low sodium chicken bouillon powder, hot and spicy mango sauce. Add salt to taste. Continue to cook for about 15 minutes.
Serve with warm crusty bread.





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